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Continuity of Operations


Continuity of Operations is the promulgation of contingency plans, processes, and procedures to facilitate the performance of department/agency essential functions during any emergency situation that may disrupt normal operations.


Effective continuity planning establishes delineation of essential functions; specifies succession to office and the emergency delegation of authority; provides for the safekeeping of vital records and databases; identify alternate facilities; provides for interoperable communications; and validates this capability through tests, training, and exercise.





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